Environmental Youth Summit


ECO-UNESCO Environmental Youth Summit 2018-2019





ECO-UNESCO believes that young people are key actors in society for affecting change. It is crucially important that they feel empowered to take action, as well as given the

know-how and opportunities to do so. This is particularly important at this time because of the ongoing implementation of the global goals into policy for the 2030 agenda.


This autumn, ECO-UNESCO, Ireland’s environmental education and youth organisation, is launching its Erasmus+ Environmental Youth Project ‘No Time to Waste!’, which aims to empower young

people with the knowledge and tools they need to influence policy makers of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) through structured dialogue. Young people taking

part in Structured Dialogue at the Environmental Youth Summit 2017.


In this project, 50 Young environmentalists (15-18yrs) will participate in the events outlined below, some in places of origin and some in Dublin, where they will explore the environmental issues

associated with waste. The centre-piece of the project will be the 3 Day International Youth Summit held in February, where they will have the opportunity to engage with local policy makers, MPs,

and MEPs and other key decision makers through structured dialogue. Throughout the project the young participants will be facilitated to take action themselves and to

raise awareness in their local communities thus gaining confidence in their own agency as active citizens. They will have the opportunity to present their projects to their peers at the



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Youth Summit Participants say Hello to our European Partners





Photo Gallery: 'No Time to Waste' Youth Summit

The First Event of ECO-UNESCO's 'No Time to Waste' Youth Summit Takes Place

ECO-UNESCO Celebrate European Week for Waste Reduction


No Time to Waste is supported by the following organisations:


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